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Capturing a special moment at the Taj Mahal

In City/Urban, ND Filters, Polarizing Filters, Scenes & Scenarios, UV Filters by Jay DickmanLeave a Comment

The Taj Mahal was built in 1631 by Shah Jahan, as a testament to the love he felt for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal who died giving birth to their 14th child, Gauhara Begum. The ivory-white marble mausoleum is built in a combination of Persian and Mughal architecture. The tomb contains both the false sarcophagi in the main chamber, as well as the actual tombs of Mumtaz Hahal and Shah Jahan, which are in a lower level of the building. The …

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Tribute to the 4th of July

In Equipment & Technique, Portraits, Scenes & Scenarios, Special Events, UV Filters by Joe DiMaggioLeave a Comment

I am one of the luckiest people in the world. Many of my friends are artists whether they be painters, writers, poets, musicians, photographers or what have you. What’s the term that is used — starving artists. Every once in a while I tend to complain and moan about the state of the union. Several friends have reminded me if I don’t like the state of the union I can go somewhere else. To be honest, I’ve been lucky enough to …

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Fleeing the Canadian winter and discover all the warmth Cuba has to offer

In Equipment & Technique, Landscapes, Portraits, Scenes & Scenarios, UV Filters by Dale WilsonLeave a Comment

We booked a one-week foray to Cuba in search of palm trees, turquoise waters, great music and an endless stream of piña coladas. This was to be a family holiday, and I’m sure I am not the only photographer who has discovered they cannot diligently shoot while on vacation. As a compromise between my own impulses as a photographer and my respect for the notion that this would be a family holiday, I decided to take just one small carry-on …

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Finding that the Hi-Lux Filter creates a special feeling when it’s used with flash

In Equipment & Technique, Portraits, Scenes & Scenarios, UV Filters, Wildlife by Dale WilsonLeave a Comment

Weather conditions this October were typical for autumn along Cape Breton Island, fondly known as Nova Scotia’s ‘masterpiece.’ We had a nice mixture of rain, fog, drizzle, snow, high winds with salt air from the nearby oceans and a generous mixture of warm sunshine to complete the mix. The Cape Breton assignment called for a number of shots, both interior and outdoors. So we only had to shoot the right set-up on the right day. At the start of the …